Hygienist Salary

Hygienists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $35.15 per hour for pay. Just under one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-half collect dental insurance. Most Hygienists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,282 - $79,463
$42K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,138
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$26.22 - $46.13
$26
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$0$95K
Salary $42,282 - $79,463
Bonus $387.83 - $6,107
Commission $1,017
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,325 - $95,890
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $26.22 - $46.13
Overtime $55.66
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $387.83 - $6,107
Commission $1,017
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,325 - $95,890
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 136

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Job Description for Hygienist

  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.
  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hygienist

Pay by Experience for a Hygienist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hygienist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 65 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hygienist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Hygienist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 45 salaries. A Hygienist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 30 salaries.

Key Stats for Hygienist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Hygienist Salaries

Late-Career
▲3%

Experienced
▲1%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 43%
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